Celebrated in April each year, National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Learn how you can help!
Thank you to everyone that entered the George Lopez Foundation World Kidney Day Giveaway and most importantly for helping us raise awareness about Kidney Disease! Here are the winners:
Steve Robles is a 49-year-old man with a terminal illness: end-stage renal failure. In order to stay alive while waiting for a new kidney, Steve endures dialysis sessions 4 times a week.
MARGARITA AND ZAYDA F.
Mother and daughter team have bonded over Zayda dealing with Kidney Disease and they wear green for those battling kidney disease.
At 3 years old, Chinel had a kidney transplant, now at 27 she goes into dialysis multiple times a week for several hours all while maintaining a beautiful sports and positive attitude.
SUE AND DANNY BOY M.
Suelen Medrano's husband Daniel (Danny Boy) Medrano has been fighting Kidney Disease after treating his foot infection where the antibiotics he was taking led to kidney failure. He is currently is on the waiting list and waiting for a kidney transplant.
Your kidney can fail due to build up of waste in the body, damage to the kidneys, anemia as well as build up of fluid in the body. Symptoms can include anything from nausea and vomiting, blood in the urine, fatigue to swelling in the face, feet or hands. To determine if the symptoms you have are because of kidney failure, have your doctor perform these specific tests:
- Urinalysis – check for protein, blood and white blood cells in the urine.
- Blood tests – test creatinine and BUN, waste products that healthy kidneys remove from the bloodstream.
Make a contribution today and help us raise awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy kidneys!
In celebration of National Kidney Month we will share daily health and kidney care information to learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for kidney disease.
If you would like to raise awareness about YOUR kidney story and how kidney disease has affected the women you love, enter our World Kidney Day Giveaway and WIN $250!
In celebration of National Kidney Month, four (4) lucky winners will receive $250 by sharing their kidney story video from Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. The video should be 45 seconds or less and explain how Kidney Disease has impacted the women you love. After submitting your video, there are two (2) other ways to enter. The more ways you enter, the more chances to win.
The contest begins on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 02:00pm PST and ends Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:59pm PST. The four (4) winners will be selected at random and informed via email on World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day Thursday, March 8, 2018! You must be 18 years or older and no purchase is necessary to enter or win. Click here to read official rules.
Help us raise awareness about the importance of women’s health and maintaining healthy kidneys. Good luck!
This year's Celebrity Golf Classic is officially SOLD OUT of golfing spots, but you can still participate in the event. Want to sponsor the Celebration Party or purchase individual Golf Dinner tickets for Sunday and Monday night, there's still time! We're proud that funds raised from the 11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic will help send over 250 children suffering with kidney disease to summer kidney disease and transplant camp for a week they'll never forget!
We're excited to auction off tickets to 2 Tickets and Green Room Passes to Elton John's Million Dollar Piano Show at Caesars Palace Las Vegas plus amazing artwork hand signed by American Pop Artist and protégé of Andy Warhol, Steve Kaufman. You can take any one of the beautiful Screen Print on Canvas: Princess Diana, Royal Flush, Dali with Egg, B.B. King, Cohiba Cigars or the beautiful and bold We the People: CONSTITUTION!
We’re sending lots of love to kidney donor and supporters of our foundation, Keith and Maureen Jaret. Keith needs a transplant to combat a tumor they've found on his liver. They are small business owners of the delicious Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes and they need all the help they can get.
To make a contribution to help with their medical care visit YouCaring!
Every March is National Kidney Month and Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. This year World Kidney Day and International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8 2018!
Did you know that CKD affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation?
Let's join other organizations to make an impact on World Kidney Day and raise awareness about Kidney Disease!